Job 30:20
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New American Standard Bible
"I cry out to You for help, but You do not answer me; I stand up, and You turn Your attention against me.

King James Bible
I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me not.

Darby Bible Translation
I cry unto thee, and thou answerest me not; I stand up, and thou lookest at me.

World English Bible
I cry to you, and you do not answer me. I stand up, and you gaze at me.

Young's Literal Translation
I cry unto Thee, And Thou dost not answer me, I have stood, and Thou dost consider me.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me - This was a complaint which Job often made, that he could not get the ear of God; that his prayer was not regarded, and that he could not get his cause before him; compare Job 13:3, Job 13:19 ff, and Job 27:9.

I stand up - Standing was a common posture of prayer among the ancients; see Hebrews 11:21; 1 Kings 8:14, 1 Kings 8:55; Nehemiah 9:2. The meaning is, that when Job stood up to pray, God did not regard his prayer.

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Whether the Limbo of Hell is the Same as Abraham's Bosom?
Objection 1: It would seem that the limbo of hell is not the same as Abraham's bosom. For according to Augustine (Gen. ad lit. xxxiii): "I have not yet found Scripture mentioning hell in a favorable sense." Now Abraham's bosom is taken in a favorable sense, as Augustine goes on to say (Gen. ad lit. xxxiii): "Surely no one would be allowed to give an unfavorable signification to Abraham's bosom and the place of rest whither the godly poor man was carried by the angels." Therefore Abraham's bosom is
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Messiah Unpitied, and Without a Comforter
Reproach [Rebuke] hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none. T he greatness of suffering cannot be certainly estimated by the single consideration of the immediate, apparent cause; the impression it actually makes upon the mind of the sufferer, must likewise be taken into the account. That which is a heavy trial to one person, may be much lighter to another, and, perhaps, no trial at all. And a state
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

Cross References
Job 19:7
"Behold, I cry, 'Violence!' but I get no answer; I shout for help, but there is no justice.

Job 31:35
"Oh that I had one to hear me! Behold, here is my signature; Let the Almighty answer me! And the indictment which my adversary has written,

Lamentations 3:8
Even when I cry out and call for help, He shuts out my prayer.

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